The Katz MBA
on your
[ part ] time

Online • On-Campus • Customizable

Core Cohort Online or

In-State Tuition for everyone

Balance Life, School and Career

Complete in
2-3 years

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Customize Your Part-Time MBA Experience
Online, On-Campus, or Both

The Part-Time MBA is designed for working professionals. Increase your business acumen and professional network, while investing in your career advancement. The newly introduced cohort model allows you to choose an online or on-campus experience for your MBA core courses.

Students who desire an on-campus experience in Pittsburgh start their MBA core courses in August (Fall) on the Oakland campus, while students desiring an online experience will begin the MBA core coursework in January (Spring). Additionally, admitted students may begin taking elective coursework in the Fall, Spring or Summer, which may be offered in either online and/or on-campus, in advance of enrolling in MBA core courses in the desired online or on-campus format.

Students interested in a predominately online MBA program can finish by choosing from a limited offering of online electives. The increased accessibility and convenience of an online MBA classroom experience may be most attractive to those who desire to gain true breadth in their MBA degree program.

Whether you reside in or out of Pennsylvania, pay the same rate. Complete your degree at your own pace while working full-time and honoring other responsibilities. You set the pace that is right for you by completing elective coursework on your own schedule.

When it comes to your career, we know you want to be confident and ready to pursue the next opportunity—or tackle the next challenge—that comes your way. In order to do that, you desire to continually improve your knowledge and skills.

We understand that family, work, and financial obligations can make it difficult to return to school and pursue an MBA. At Katz, we believe you should be able to master the competencies necessary to advance in your career without having to commit to a full-time, on-campus program. As a part-time student, you will typically enroll in 6.0 to 7.5 credits at a time, in a format that suits you and your schedule. Even while enrolled in the program, your confidence and knowledge will steadily increase to tackle whatever challenges your career throws at you. Upon completion of your degree in 2 – 3 years, you will be prepared to compete and collaborate to advance your career.

Accelerate Your Career

We provide a strong, broad foundation of business knowledge and we empower you to tailor a program that builds on your unique strengths, life experiences, and professional goals to accelerate your career through integrated learning.

Integrated Learning

Integrated learning focuses on the links between business disciplines for deeper understanding through overarching organizing ideas and concepts. This provides opportunities to develop and value multiple perspectives, bringing together different perspectives and disciplinary approaches.

Integrative coursework in strategic communications, computational thinking, and the core MBA curriculum provides the framework for integrated learning. Elective coursework provides experience-based learning opportunities to hone your skills in integrative management. Co-curricular experiences such as case competitions, community-based projects, summer internships, and professional development programming further complement and reinforce the knowledge you gain through the coursework.

You will have many opportunities to individualize your program by choosing the right mix of elective coursework for you. In addition to selecting electives based on your interests, you may choose to complete a Credential, Academy, and/or Business Disruption Series course(s) as part of your MBA studies.


As a Katz student, you may choose to complete a Katz Credential in order to highlight expertise and hands-on experience in a particular business area. Credentials are composed of a bundle of specialized coursework that build your capabilities, knowledge, and experience in a meaningful way. Choose from one of the thoughtfully designed tracks informed by industry trends, or consult with an advisor to customize a credential based upon your professional goals.

Accounting Micro-Credential in Accounting

Financial Disclosures

Managerial Decision Making

Finance Micro-Credential in Finance

Corporate Finance

Corporate Valuation

Investment & Trading



Micro-Credential in Marketing Foundations Building Customer Relationships
Micro-Credential in Marketing Strategy Value Creation & Management
Micro-Credential in Marketing Analytics Digital Marketing & Big Data
Organizational Behavior Micro-Credential in Leading People in Organizations Leading People in Organizations
Micro-Credential in Management Consulting Management Consulting
Entrepreneurship Micro-Credential in Innovation & Entrepreneurship Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Business Analytics & Operations Micro-Credential in Management Science

Business Analytics

Process & Quality Management

Supply Chain Management

Information Systems & Technology Management


Micro-Credential in Technology Management

Digital Innovation

IT Project Management

Information Systems Design

Micro-Credential in Data Programming for Business Insights


Data Programming

Integrated Learning Academy

The Academy is an elective, integrated learning experience designed to enhance your business acumen, build cross-functional dexterity, and deepen your fundamental knowledge by focusing on one industry or area. The Academy makes the business disciplines come alive by visiting a diverse set of organizations, and meeting with industry leaders as well as subject matter experts to assist in solving real-time business problems. The Katz Academy is offered in the Fall term in high-demand fields such as technology management, life sciences, and non-profit management.

Business Disruption Series

This innovative series of elective courses provide an opportunity to learn “what is business disruption?” and how to become a catalyst for change through the exploration of a new idea, technology, or product. Faculty highlight their research and industry engagement on relevant and current business issues and trends. One recent example is “Exploring AR (augmented reality) Marketing” taught by Dr. Vanitha Swanimathan.

Tuition and Program Fees

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Career Management

Enhance your career journey with coaching and mentoring from seasoned business professionals and exceptional career management programming. Community-based networking enables you to get the most out of your integrated learning experiences and achieve your post-graduation career goal.

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As a Professional MBA student, I enjoy being able to work with other part-time students with industry knowledge and expertise. I’m always learning something new, hearing a different perspective, or gaining insights from part-time students in other industries, companies, and corporate cultures.

Tyler Wilson

MBA '19

There was a great spirit of cooperation and camaraderie amongst my fellow students. I keep in touch with a number of my fellow Katz classmates to this day and we all agree that our time at Katz had a significant impact on our lives and careers.

Scott Frenz

MBA '02